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Blog: Kitchen Curiosities in Chicago

Blog: Kitchen Curiosities in Chicago

One hundred years before the food processor, there was the Starrett meat and vegetable chopper (version shown here from 1865), one of the 300-plus items now on view at Kendall College’s Culinary Curiosity exhibition (culinarycuriosity.org) in Chicago. The exhibit gives visitors — and perhaps International Home + Housewares Show attendees looking to take a breakMore »

Freshness and Energy at Ambiente

Freshness and Energy at Ambiente

FRANKFURT, Germany–The Ambiente fair here in Frankfurt winds down today, capping five days of fresh, design-led product introductions and a general feeling that business has noticeably improved since last year’s show. Manufacturers across all product categories presented new products in fashionable colorways, played with new and eye-catching finishes, and tweaked products to make them moreMore »

Now Showing in Vegas: Droog

Now Showing in Vegas: Droog

Big spending has been a part of the Vegas lifestyle for decades, and now the conspicuous consumer can pick something up at Droog, the new U.S. location of the Dutch design company. Facing the Las Vegas Strip in The Cosmopolitan hotel, the 2,500-square-foot shop is Droog’s only U.S. store. Droog closed its SoHo store lastMore »

Blog: The Beatles, Dichroic Coatings, and Made in America Products: All in a Day’s Work in Dallas

Blog: The Beatles, Dichroic Coatings, and Made in America Products: All in a Day’s Work in Dallas

DALLAS-The Dallas International Lighting Market enters its second day, with plenty of products and announcements along with it. After their recent availability on iTunes, the Beatles continue to make news, as Stylecraft has just gained the license for framed art for the Fab Four. The initial 12 items includes album covers such as Abbey RoadMore »

’Tis the Season for Pop-Ups

’Tis the Season for Pop-Ups

Teaming the temporary pop-up store with the holiday season presents an ideal way to reach consumers this month, and three made their way to New York City. Real Simple magazine held its first pop-up here in Rockefeller Center (in the same space QVC had its in September). More than 90 products were available on theMore »

High Point Civility

High Point Civility

I’ve heard all the complaints about the High Point Market. It’s hard to get around; there’s nowhere to stay; it’s out of the way; there are no good restaurants. First of all, any town that has a prominent restaurant called Biscuitville is OK by me. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed walking the spotless streets and opulentMore »

Fashion, Food Trucks and Fun

Fashion, Food Trucks and Fun

Many a stilettoed foot was seen about New York City on Sept. 10, as Fashion’s Night Out celebrated the fashion industry and good old-fashioned shopping. Now in its second year, the event took place across the globe in 100 cities, and was envisioned as the industry’s “own fashion stimulus package,” Anna Wintour, the editor ofMore »